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Danisco sugar to beat EU quota

Danish ingredients company Danisco Sugar said this week that it expects an overall sugar production considerably above the quotas specified by the EU and on...

C&C to energise Gaelic games

Leading Irish drinks group Cantrell & Cochrane has launched its first functional beverage, an isotonic sports drink aimed at Irish athletes and backed by a...

HACCP reward for rice starch supplier

A five year investment programme for rice derivative producer Remy Industries, part of the Orafti group, has paid off with the company obtaining an 'extended...

GMP for prebiotics leader

Pioneering Belgian ingredients supplier Orafti Active Food Ingredients is the first, and only, producer of inulin and oligofructose to get the GMP stamp of approval...

Brushing up on labels

Australian consumers are reading and using information on food labels to make informed food choices, cites a new study from the Food Standards Australia New...

Adding value to whey

As the industry turns to new income sources, dairy companies are fast turning whey into value-added food ingredients for the food, dietary supplements and nutraceutical...

Food makers will fight for labelling rights

Calls for even tighter labelling than that to be demanded by new EU regulations are likely to meet with fierce opposition from the food industry....

Nutrinova takes on FiE

Speciality ingredients supplier Nutrinova has designed a variety of products to display its latest ingredients at this year's Fi Europe show, taking place in Frankfurt...

EU food industry supports 'balanced framework'

On the eve of the 5th WTO Ministerial Conference in Cancún, the Confederation of the food and drink industries of the EU, the voice of...

Investing in paprika

Paprika, used as a food colourant and flavour enhancer throughout the world, has attracted the focus of regional economic initiatives, governments and agribusiness from South...

Sugar beets the average

Danish ingredients giant Danisco this week confirmed earlier predictions for this year's sugar beet production - seems like an above average harvest is a sure...

Flour millers use their loaf

An industry-backed initiative to closely monitor the quality of flour - a crucial ingredient in many of our daily foods - has received a warm...

Million dollar loan for cocoa

The Ghana Cocoa Board (GCB) has secured a US$650 million loan to purchase cocoa for the 2003/2004 cocoa season. The facility, the highest in the...

Lactoferrin production agreement for DMV

Lactoferrin specialist, DMV International, a division of dairy giant Campina, has entered into an agreement with AgriMark, USA, for the production of its bioactive protein...

EU directive boosts sales for Karlshamns

Long term sustainable growth is the key aim for a far-reaching development process at Swedish fats and oils company Karlshamns, the company confirmed recently when...

Gene paths cut flavour production costs for Givaudan

An industry link-up to find cheaper production methods for flavours is already bearing fruit as Swiss flavours giant Givaudan announces 'key milestone' in research on...

Fischler boosts the troops before WTO

"We want to make the Doha Development Agenda a success." For Agriculture European Commissioner Franz Fischler this is Europe's number one objective for the upcoming...

Billion euro woman

Women are worth €1,400 billion, a figure set to swell to €2,000 billion by 2008. Long acknowledged as a powerful consumer force, a new study...

No sell off for US Foodservice

US Foodservice, the unit at the centre of the accounting fraud which has severely tarnished the reputation of Dutch retailer Ahold will not be sold...

New EU members lack innovation, claims report

A report carried out at the request of the Commission's Enterprise DG has concluded that innovation capabilities in the candidate countries still lag behind those...

Albert Heijn cuts jobs to compete

Albert Heijn, the flagship Dutch supermarket chain of the embattled Ahold group, is to axe around 440 jobs in a bid to cut costs and...

Casino growth back on track

Like its larger compatriot Carrefour, French retail group Casino has reported a significant lessening of the adverse currency effect in its latest set of results,...

Spicing up the pepper market

The International Pepper Community (IPC) - gathered in India this week - has agreed to tackle falling pepper sales, aiming to get quality standards accepted...

Kwik Save weighs heavily on Somerfield results

A disappointing performance from the Kwik Save discount store unit meant that first quarter sales growth at the UK's Somerfield chain was lower than expected,...

Kerry figures beat industry growth

Irish ingredients, flavours and end products company Kerry shrugged off currency fluctuations and sluggish industry growth rates with interim results - broadly in-line with analysts'...

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